ncftpbatch



ncftpbatch(1)                                                    ncftpbatch(1)




NAME

       ncftpbatch - Individual batch FTP job processor


SYNOPSIS

       ncftpbatch -d

       ncftpbatch -l

       ncftpbatch -D


OPTIONS

   Command line flags:
       -d      Begin  background  processing of FTP jobs in the current user’s
               $HOME/.ncftp/spool  directory.    This   returns   immediately,
               because  a daemon process is spawned and ran in the background.

       -l      Lists the contents of the user’s job queue.

       -D      This is like -d, except that the process does not become a dae-
               mon.


DESCRIPTION

       This program is responsible for processing background FTP requests.  It
       is normally only run by ncftp and not manually by a human  being,  how-
       ever you can run it to manually process the FTP job queue.

       The  jobs are spool files written to a user’s $HOME/.ncftp/spool direc-
       tory and have a special format and file-naming convention  (which  con-
       tains  when  the  job  is  to be run).  ncftp runs this program when it
       needs to, but if the ncftpbatch daemon dies unexpectedly the jobs  that
       are  left  in the queue will not be processed until another instance of
       ncftpbatch is run.

       ncftpget and ncftpput can also be used to submit jobs  for  batch  pro-
       cessing,  using those utilities’ -b command-line flag.  If desired, you
       can also manually create the spool files although this procedure is not
       documented here (see the manual page for ncftpspooler for more informa-
       tion on how to do that).


DIAGNOSTICS

       ncftpbatch writes to its own log file, the $HOME/.ncftp/spool/log file.
       This  file  should be examined to determine if any ncftpbatch processes
       are actively working on jobs.


AUTHOR

       Mike Gleason, NcFTP Software (http://www.ncftp.com).


SEE ALSO

       ncftp(1), ncftpput(1), ncftpget(1).



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